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MS and PhD Assistantships Available: UVA Center for Applied Biomechanics

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  • MS and PhD Assistantships Available: UVA Center for Applied Biomechanics

    The Center for Applied Biomechanics (CAB) at the University of Virginia (UVa) seeks well-qualified applicants for MS and PhD graduate research assistantships in UVa's Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE).

    UVa’s Center for Applied Biomechanics (facebook) is the largest injury biomechanics research group in the world by every conceivable metric: research impact, external funding, expert personnel, equipment, laboratory space, etc. The Center is a joint collaboration between the UVA School of Engineering & Applied Science and the School of Medicine with over 55 faculty, staff, and students who encompass a diversity of disciplines including mechanical, biomedical, electrical, civil engineering, biostatistics, epidemiology, orthopedic surgery, emergency room medicine, radiology, and pathology. Over the past 25 years, CAB has performed over $75M in externally funded research, and has become a world-leader in the field of injury biomechanics including expertise in the fields of automobile crashes, military conflicts, and sports/exercise. New CAB research endeavors to bring CAB's expertise to the field of orthopedic biomechanics.

    CAB is unique in its dual role as a leader in both injury experimentation and human body modeling. CABs 30,000 square-foot facility houses numerous state-of-the-art test equipment, as well as custom resources and capabilities that are unique to the laboratory. Among our resources are servo-hydraulic and electro-mechanical materials testing machines, a Seattle Safety Systems servo-controlled reverse-acceleration sled, a VIA Systems deceleration sled, 6 degree of freedom 300kg capacity robotic arm integrated with the force feedback controller, 46-camera high-speed 3-D motion capture system, and the world’s first university-based full-scale rollover crash test system, which is capable of rolling a sport-utility vehicle at 400 deg/s and dropping it onto a moving road surface. Modeling resources include CAB’s own fully-supported in-house 350 core computational cluster as well as preferred access to the university-wide 5000 core supercomputer Rivanna.

    Current research opportunities for newly admitted students exist in a variety of research fields such as: orthopaedic biomechanics, stochastic optimization, vehicle safety, sports injury biomechanics, human body modeling, constitutive modeling, and military programs. Preference will be given to the candidates applying for admission as PhD students, but strong MS candidates are also encouraged to apply. Interested candidates should 1) follow the instructions here to submit completed applications for graduate school to UVa's SEAS (be sure to indicate interest in Biomechanics and/or specific CAB faculty in your application) prior to the January 15, 2017 deadline, and 2) follow up with an email to confirming that you have applied (indicate that you are replying in response to this Biomch-L posting).
    Last edited by Jason Kerrigan; January 4, 2017, 12:11 AM.